Natalie Martinez is a reporter for FOX 7 Austin.
Natalie’s interest in journalism stems from government advocacy. She was in high school when Arizona passed SB 1070 and her government teacher encouraged her class to write to their local government officials. She could see the toll the anti-illegal immigration act took on her family and her community. It was then she realized the power of speech and the need to be educated and active in local government.
Natalie kicked off her career in Nebraska for NTV News where she was a multimedia journalist and produced their weekend newscasts. Her weekend team won first place weekend edition for the Associated Press. After a year she left the cornfields for the story book capitol, Abilene, Texas where she was a crime and courts reporter for KTXS News.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Natalie is happy to be closer to her family and appreciates the rich history of the state’s capitol. She enjoys finding fun new places to eat, gloving up for boxing, embracing her Latin roots with dancing and being active in the community.
Despite the pandemic, Travis County has already shattered its voter registration record.
Firefighters surveyed the damage and found a woman in her 70’s laying unresponsive on her couch.
The Austin Police Department says it's Bomb Squad has determined that a suspicious package found at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is not a threat.
The Texas Workforce Commission has been flooded with claims since the pandemic left thousands of Texans without jobs.
The Gallo family says they have never applied for unemployment benefits, but someone using their name will be receiving benefits from the state of Texas.
If you thought the wait time to get your driver's license was long before the pandemic, expect to wait months before being able to get an appointment.
COVID-19 brought to light health disparities in both the black and brown communities.
FOX 7 Austin's Natalie Martinez spoke with Dr. Stephanie Elizalde about what families can expect from her leadership.
A large group of Austin’s entertainment workers rallied, calling on Congress to pass the HEROES Act.
It’s been about five months since Ft. Hood Specialist Vanessa Guillen was murdered. Instead of grieving at home Guillen’s family is advocating for a bill in her name.